Correct Answer : Option (A) - Alpha
Note : The World Health Organization has named the B.1.1.7 COVID-19 variant that was first discovered in the United Kingdom as "Alpha".
Correct Answer : Option (D) - Canara Bank
Note : The Canara Bank introduced three loan initiatives Chikitsa, Jeevanrekha and Suraksha for its customers to help them cope with the corona virus outbreak.
Correct Answer : Option (B) - V. Karthikeyan Pandian
Note : V. Karthikeyan Pandian, the IAS officer and Private Secretary to Chief Minister of Odisha Naveen Patnaik has been recognised with FIH Presidents Award during the Congress.
Correct Answer : Option (A) - Kappa and Delta
Note : The B.1.617.1 and B.1.617.2 COVID-19 variants that were first identified in India, have been named as 'Kappa' and 'Delta' respectively by the World Health Organization.
Correct Answer : Option (A) - 7.3%
Note : The Indian economy contracted by 7.3 percent in Financial Year 2020-21, as per official data released by the Statistics Ministry.
Correct Answer : Option (D) - Laurence des Cars
Note : The French presidency has appointed Laurence des Cars, the current director of the Musee d'Orsay in Paris, to head the world's largest museum as of September 1.
Correct Answer : Option (C) - 13.5%
Note : In its semi-annual financial stability report, RBI had earlier said that the bad loan ratio of banks could rise to 13.5% under the baseline stress scenario by September 2021.
Correct Answer : Option (B) - VK Paul
Note : VK Paul will head the Emergency Management Plan Group. Centre has reconstituted the six Empowered Groups into ten groups to tackle the COVID situation in the country.
Correct Answer : Option (D) - 5117 cr
Note : The Central Government has allocated Rs. 5,117 crore grant to Madhya Pradesh under Jal Jeevan Mission to provide safe and potable piped drinking water to all the rural household in the state.
Correct Answer : Option (A) - Assam
Note : The Assam government has announced Chief Sishu Sewa Scheme for the welfare of those children who lost parents due to COVID-19.